A panel of 18 at the 2013 Seven Star Global Luxury Awards gave the resort a seal of approval named the ‘Signum Virtutis, the Seal of Excellence’.
Organisers call the award ‘a very exclusive club’ for luxury resorts.
Pacific Resort Aitutaki was one of six winners in the region, including Hayman Island Resort and the St Regis Bora Bora Resort.
Pacific Resort Aitutaki was the only winner from the Cooks, and received the title over 27 other properties in the Oceania category.
The ceremony was held at the Villa Padiema Palace Hotel in Spain on June 28.
Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) chief executive officer Greg Stanaway said receiving the award was “sensational”.
“This wonderful accolade is a direct reflection of the combined commitment of both our shareholders and our staff to the goal of continually enhancing the guest experience at Pacific Resort Aitutaki.”